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Forestry technicians

Forestry technicians perform technical and supervisory functions in support of forestry research and forest management, harvesting, resource conservation and environmental protection.

Tasks

  • (a) conducting forest inventories, surveys and field measurements following accepted scientific and operational procedures
  • (b) assisting in and performing technical functions in the preparation of forest management and harvest plans using photogrammetric and mapping techniques and computerized information systems
  • (c) assisting in planning and supervision of construction of access routes and forest roads
  • (d) supervising and performing technical functions in silvicultural operations involving site preparation, planting, and tending of tree crops
  • (e) coordinating activities such as timber scaling, forest fire suppression, disease or insect control or pre- commercial thinning of forest stands
  • (f) supervising and performing technical functions in forest harvesting operations
  • (g) ensuring adherence to regulations and policies concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety and accident prevention
  • (h) supervising forest tree nursery operations
  • (i) providing technical support to forestry research programs in areas such as tree improvement, seed orchard operations, insect and disease surveys or experimental forestry and forest engineering
  • (j) preparing forest cultivation and cutting plans

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